Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Part One plus Dina and Jacqueline Continue Their Feud

“Reunion – Part One”

By HydrangeaHussy

It’s Reunion time!  This was filmed days after Teresa’s sentencing and Andy jumps right into it.  He asks if the sentence has sunk in yet.  She points out that that they just had Gabriela’s birthday, which is bittersweet because she won’t be there for Milania’s in February.  Dina thinks it’s crazy that murders are free but Teresa is going to jail.  Melissa says that she hasn’t seen Teresa since the sentencing, but they have spoken.

NJ 1

Dina admits that she came back because her family was no longer on the show.  She says that she loves her sister, but that family shouldn’t do a show together.  Dina was on the show for some very intense times, including the Danielle book fight.  She says that this season felt different because she didn’t have to worry about hurting family.  Dina tells us that there was manipulation behind the scenes with Jacqueline and Danielle.  Jacqueline was manipulative?  I’m shocked!!!  Dina feels that the show partly led to their problems. We get flashbacks of Caroline, Chris, and Jacqueline talking about their strained relationship.  Dina thinks that they are just taking a break, but she doesn’t know if she will reconcile with Jacqueline.  Their exchanges are always toxic and it’s easier to love from a distance.  Teresa notes that it’s hard to be on the show with family, maintains that she’s never hit below the belt on the show.  Teresa A. calls her out on that.  Teresa says that she never hurt Jacqueline and Melissa wisely decides to stay out of this one.  Dina doesn’t blame Teresa for her family problems and says that Teresa had nothing to do with it.

NJ 2

Dina still hasn’t filed for divorce and is still living with Tommy.  She says that they enjoy the time they spend together and she isn’t ready to sleep with anyone else.  They are friends with benefits.  Dina says that it’s ok for her to date other people, as long as she isn’t sleeping with them.

Melissa and Teresa are asked if they have finally mended fences.  Melissa says that she thinks they are and Teresa agrees.  Melissa says that Joe is still a real estate developer, but that the garbage business is a side investment.  As for the house, they sold with a long escrow but the buyer didn’t hold up his end of the bargain.  She’s also called for Antonia commenting on the size of their rental.  Melissa says that she had a long talk with Antonia about the comment, but admits that her kids are used to a huge house.

Ugh, Amber and Jim.  Amber admits that she cried way too much this season.  Her cancer was Stage 1, which has a 95% survival rate with treatment.  She’s asked about pulling “the cancer” card for sympathy.  Amber doesn’t even get to the answer to the question, the twins (who take offense to being lumped together, lol) jump on her.  Amber is then asked about Jim.  She says that he doesn’t behave that way at home because she doesn’t piss him off at home.  Each of the ladies says that they have been insulted and offended by Jim.  Melissa and Dina took offense to Jim calling them stupid.  Amber says that if you act like a lady, he’ll treat you like a lady.  Way to insinuate that that the ladies were acting like barbarians.  Amber downplays Jim’s behavior when Teresa A. says that she found Jim verbally abusive.  Teresa A. points out that Jim kept the fights going on social media.  I’m so tired of Amber making excuses for her husband’s horrible behavior.

NJ 3

Kathy and Rosie join the ladies.  Kathy hasn’t sent Teresa a copy of her cookbook yet.  Andy thinks that a dictionary is something that all of the ladies could use.  I think Teresa overreacted to Kathy’s gag gift.  Rosie first thought that the twins were bubbly and fun.  She gets along with everyone.  Teresa says that things are fine between she and Kathy, but Kathy rolls her eyes.  We see a clip of Teresa’s aunt saying that people face the consequences of their actions.  When Kathy and Rosie are asked about Teresa’s situation, Teresa gets up to leave.  She says they can have the conversation without her.  Teresa was hurt by her aunt’s words, but Kathy says that it was part of a larger conversation.  Dina says that she never talked about Teresa’s legal issues, insinuating that Kathy overstepped her bounds by doing so.  Rosie wants them to know that she hurts to see them going through these issues.

As for Rosie’s life, she and Ellen broke up.  Ellen accused Rosie of using her for the show.  We learn that Victoria had a recurrence of her brain tumor, but is recovering well.  Teresa returns since they are no longer talking about her issues.  She dodges the questions regarding why she was upset.  Teresa says that she asked her family not to talk about her legal issues.  Dina asserts that Teresa should be able to choose what parts of her life are shared on the show.  I disagree with that.  If she didn’t want people on the show talking about her legal drama, she should have stayed off the show.  That was her whole story line this season.  Did she really think it wouldn’t be discussed?

NJ 4

Kathy doesn’t feel that she’s a traitor to Teresa by being friends with Jacqueline.  Teresa says that she doesn’t care who Kathy is friends with.  Teresa was choked up when reading Jacqueline’s text on air because that was the first time that she had read it.  She wishes Jacqueline well, but it doesn’t seem like they will ever make up.  Dina admits that her strained relationship with family has kept her from Nicolas.  She says that she prays for him every day and that he is progressing.  Dina says that she wouldn’t go to him if Jacqueline invited her.  She is more bothered by the fact that Lexie hasn’t seen her godfather, Chris.  Dina invited everyone to Lexie’s graduation party, but they didn’t come.  Caroline wanted to sit down with Dina before the party, but Dina didn’t want to.  She wants to just pretend nothing ever happened.  I’m not sure how realistic that is.  Does she really think that they can just go to a party together and everything will magically be ok?

Rosie thinks everyone should stop with Twitter, because it’s not helping anyone’s relationships.  I have to agree.  Dina continues to make snide comments under her breath and defend her comments on Twitter.  Teresa keeps saying that you never go against family.  Wow!  That’s something from her.  Dina starts to ask Melissa why she came on the show, but stops in the middle saying that she lost her thought.  Dina thinks that Melissa shouldn’t have come on the show until her relationship with Teresa was resolved.  Melissa says that the show is about mending families.  Has this show ever really done that?  Dina says that Chris reached out to her when he learned she was separated, but that Jacqueline put a stop to it.  She doesn’t want any relationship with Jacqueline right now.  Dina wishes everyone would stop talking about her family issues out of respect for her parents.  Teresa A. says that will never happen, based on her experiences.

NJ 5

Juicy and Joe join the ladies.  Joe still has the buzz cut because his hair is so thin.  Andy jumps right into the legal drama with Juicy.  Juicy says that he doesn’t know how to process his sentence.  Teresa didn’t want her parents to be there for the sentencing because she would have broken down to see them there.  Melissa is most concerned for the children.  Joe can’t imagine how they are feeling because his heart is breaking.  He loves her sister and brother(-in-law).  Teresa is very somber and looks like she can’t speak without crying.  We’ll get more about the sentencing next week, as well as Jim acting like a jerk.

___________________________________________

Dina and Jacqueline Continue Their Feud by Veena

Of course Jacqueline took to twitter to respond to Dina, and Dina made a video to respond to Jacqueline.  And so it goes on and on and on.

Here’s a recap of Jacqueline’s tweets:

Dina came on season 4 & opened the door when she came on to film w/T to talk about Caroline. I came in, but I also kind of never left. 

Seems Dina intentionally left out that we invited Lexi to dinner 2celebrate her Graduation since they didn’t want2meet b4hand. NO response!

Instead of lying to the public that our family was fine,how about sincerely trying to resolve our issues. Parents would like that more.

Maybe Dina wasn’t invited2Lauren’s engagement party because she told us we were dead to her&that she was dead to us. She got what she wanted.

Lexi is old enough to drive over and talk to her Uncle. (If she wanted to or was allowed) Nick understands more than he can say or express.  

I think Dina hurts her parents more by not making amends w/family members,never attending family holidays&making them split their time.

Dina wouldn’t meet with Chris! I tried to get them to meet.

We are on a reality tv show, social media is just an extension of that.

— A string of supportive retweets and retweets trashing Dina and then —

It’s always entertaining to tweet during the show.

Then there was Dina’s response – which sort of addressed last week’s tweets and fallout from the preview.

Dina made three points in the video:

1) That she didn’t really stand up to Kathy and Melissa because she didn’t want to upset Teresa.

2) That her statement about Nicholas not understanding has been misinterpreted by some people, and basically she feels he’s to young to miss her – unlike CJ who knew her, or Lexi who lived with Caroline, and she feels uncomfortable with people (Jaq) using Nicholas against her (which Jaq totally does.)

3) Jacqueline saying she’ll return for Season 7 and make the Dina feud a storyline will damage their family, and Dina’s main issue is that her brother and sister sit by and let Jacqueline really hurt her and don’t do anything to stop her.

It’s just all so tiring – – – at this point they’ve all hurt each other – – – time to move on.

Advertisements

About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: nomoredrama8@gmail.com. Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
This entry was posted in Real Housewives of New Jersey and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

347 Responses to Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Part One plus Dina and Jacqueline Continue Their Feud

  1. sparklemuffy says:

    I’ll take George this morning. The moment I think I’m finished with NJ they pull me back in. Thanks for the re-cap HH. Kathy needs to go to the new house and stay. Really, she just couldn’t hide her glee last night.

    • Veena (NMD) says:

      Kathy allowed cameras to film her reaction to the sentencing, Dina and Melissa did not. She’s so desperate to be back on the show she’ll do anything, but without Teresa, there is no reason for her to be on the show.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        Pretty much every scene that the Walkies and the Laurita’s were in was them either talking about their relationship with Teresa or the legal issues that Joe and Teresa were facing. I am no fan of Teresa but even I can see it was completely exploitive of them.

        • cdnfillie58 says:

          ITA

        • mrs peabody says:

          Teresa and her story is all they have going for them. Seems to me Kathy actually would have had a story line on her own this year with her daughter’s brain tumor coming back but instead she chose to talk about Teresa again. I’m sorry but I don’t really care about Rosie’s love life fake or real any more than I care about JoeG’s garbage truck. Those side stories could have been left on the cutting room floor. The brain tumor would have been a good story line and might have helped someone in handling something like that in their life.

          • Orson says:

            Can’t we give Kathy props for not making her daughter’s illness her story line? Teresa’s situation was self-inflicted and a great example of hubris. A brain tumor is neither.

            • Sasha says:

              I’ll give her props. For most housewives that would have been a goldmine of a story line. There could have been The Tumor to go along with The Cancer,

            • VV™ says:

              Victoria’s surgery was at the end of April. Kathy was not part of the cast. Kathy was brought up trash talk Tre. That is the only purpose she serves the Producers.

              • Sasha says:

                I don’t think it matters whether she was a part of the cast or not. I don’t think it is something that she would have done.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Ok. Props to Katfish. No seriously, she did good with that. How horrible for all them to have to deal with that. I hope she (Victoria) will be ok now.

            • plainviewsue says:

              No props from me. Kathy was not a full time HW, so she didn’t have a storyline. She was brought on to discuss her cousin. That was her only purpose. Oh, and to have Rosie still be on the show.

            • HuskerHuny says:

              Kathy can’t win one way or the other here. She’s bashed because she’s on the show and bashed because she didn’t put her daughter’s health out there. Teresa and her unfortunate (cough, cough) run-in with the law is the biggest thing that has happened to the housewife franchise (right up there with Russell’s suicide). Why are people being dissed for talking about it; family or not. That’s what Bravo wanted them to do and they did it!

          • Powell says:

            Mrs P you’re so right. They could’ve focused on Vs illness but it was more important to bash Tre. Sad. Who needs enemies when you have Kathy for a cousin.

          • Amber says:

            There is what the cast would like to talk about and, then, there is the edit. The cast are talking puppets following a production control storyboard. It’s loose, but to be critical about showing a response to Teresa’s sentencing is silly to because it is probably the most relevant to life and real response we’ve seen this season, outside of the reunion. IMHO.

        • Powell says:

          Totally. I’m now thinking it was Kathy’s idea to go on the show and she presented it to Mel & Joe. 😦

      • trudie says:

        The scene with Jackie and Kathy sobbing in each others arms after the sentence sickened me.

    • Powell says:

      No anyone of them from what I can tell has/had some kind of financial issues/fraud/misdealings in their marriages. SAo Kathy needs to not sit there in joy and glee over Tre & Joe’s situation. Didn’t Ritchie do something involving the gas station(s)? She’s not any kind of cousin that you’d want in your family.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        “Wakile’s legal escapades, including but not limited to his landscaper’s successful lawsuit against him and Exxon’s lawsuit, have previously been reported by various media outlets.”

        http://fauxrealityentertainment.com/rhonj-wakile-in-hot-pursuit-of-wakile-sons-inc/

      • kit9 says:

        Kathy’s never shown an ounce of glee over Tre’s financial issues. Zero. Zip. And it’s to her credit since I know had things been flipped, Joe and Teresa would literally be dancing a jig and rubbing their faces in it. Tre would be at her squeaky euphoric worst. They’d be gloating like mofos. And, this whole, outrage over family acknowledging something that is national news and something that TRE HERSELF talked about all season long ON CAMERA is absurd. The only reason not to would be to appease Teresa who clearly hates Kathy and has treated Kathy like dirt, with her “shi**y house” and all. Given all that, Kathy showed considerable respect by never talking about the charges or giving an opinion of them or their guilt. Why the f*** should Kathy show her any more respect than that? It’s a lot more than I’d have showed a woman(and family)who hated me and mine. And addressed the plea, whooptie do? They didn’t even go off on her then and that’s Tre and Joe admitting their guilt.

  2. Veena (NMD) says:

    Mr Housewife blogged WWHL and what Caroline said

    http://realmrhousewife.com/2014/11/03/caroline-manzo-dina-told-chris-to-leave-jacqueline-for-a-relationship-with-her/

    On one hand she says that Dina hasn’t gone to any family function for year, on the other she says Dina walked by Nic and didn’t give him a hug last week.

    I’m firmly convinced they are ALL to blame for this, and not likely to make up.

    • VV™ says:

      Carolina is a certified lier. She’s been lying to us viewers since Season 1. Her bullish attitude doesn’t fool me. She’s a fake and a phony. I laughed at her stating she doesn’t care about being on TV (eyes roll).

    • Exit4 says:

      Caroline is one to talk. She had a brother she didn’t speak to and didn’t show up for the funeral when his son (her nephew) died. I’m not saying that’s wrong-if there’s bad blood, a funeral isn’t the place to open a can of worms. But she’s no better.

      • Cartwheels says:

        I believe Dina when she says that it is all business for Caroline, after all Chris Laurita employs the Manzo boys with regard to the black water crap so when it comes to pick sides Caroline is going to pick the side that is more convenient to her and her family.
        Dina is absolutely right, Jackaloon is the SIL from hell, I thought that Melissa was the worse but I was wrong, Jackaloon wins that one hands down. It wouldn’t matter if I never spoke to my brother again, there is absolutely no way that I would insert someone as toxic as Jackaloon in my life, you can only change yourself or remove yourself from the situation and sometimes removing yourself is the only thing to do.

        • austin1963 says:

          And anyone with a brain knows that Jac did NOT try to get her husband and DIna together. She’s far too pathologically insecure for that. She wants to be right up in it, but I know from experience that you’ve got to let the siblings sort it out first and only then see if some level of civility can be injected into the estranged in-law relationship. Jac makes me ill.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        I don’t think any of us know who was at the funeral for the nephew who died, What there is a record of is what family members that were omitted from the obituary and there were several of them…including Chris’, Dina’s and Caroline’s parents.

        I think the truth is..with a family that big, there was probably a lot of fractures in many of the relationships.

        I think that they all have the parts they played in the animosity and hurt and resentments but Dina seems to just want to blame it all on Jac.

        I also think that Dina, Lexi, Jac and Assly are all ridiculous on twitter or in Dina’s case V-logs.

        If my brother and sister and I fought like this on the internet of all places, my poor mother would rise from the grave and tell us all to wise the f up.

        • Exit4 says:

          There probably are cliques within the family. With that many siblings and then their spouses and kids-how could there not be? Family doesn’t have to get along or be together. I do see Jac as the antagonist though. It seems to me that caroline and dina could never speak of this. Jac keeps it going-5 minutes into the first episode of the season, her and Ashlee were twittering about the fake zen. Just say nothing-Jac really wants this feud to go full on public. Sure, at this point they all are culpable, but we’ve Jac and her MO before.

          • austin1963 says:

            ITA. It is possible to just say nothing. That’s not “dishonest” or whatever; it just acknowledges that it’s a problem that can’t be resolved in 5 minutes and that the first step in stopping any feud is to shut your mouth. You can build on silence; you can’t build on ongoing, endless insults. My SIL and I worked through our difficulties of long-ago by just stopping, giving it some time, and going from there. Just stawp!

          • Powell says:

            Exit yeah I believe Caro could do like what Dina said and never discuss it again but that’s not Jac. Out of all of this I don’t get why Jax cares or is even bothered w/Dina when she’s got more important things going on w/raising her boys.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          Just for the record- WaxDiva had this on her site back in 2011:

          “Chris’s nephew (the son of the brother he is in partnership with) died suddenly last fall, which would have been after the taping of Season Two of RHONJ. Tragically he was only 25 and he also worked for Signature. Read Frankie Laurita’s obit:

          LAURITA… Frankie Laurita, born December 5, 1982, of Manhattan and formerly of Westport, passed away suddenly on October 5, 2008. He is survived by his adoring parents, Joseph and Adele Laurita of Westport; brother, Joey Laurita of Santa Monica, CA; and sister, Michele Laurita of Stamford. Frankie is also survived by his loving grandparents, Frank and Dell Petrone of Westport; uncles, Nick Petrone of CT, Jaime Laurita of IL, Chris Laurita of NJ, Anthony Laurita of NJ; and aunt, Ann Ricks of PA. Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Shaughnessy-Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield. Entombment services will take place on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. directly at Oaklawn Cemetery Mausoleum, 1530 Bronson Rd. in Fairfield. Memorial donations may be directed to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or http://www.stjude.org. To send an online condolence, please visit us at www. shaughnesseyfuneralhome. com. Frankie brought joy and laughter to all who knew him and his smile will be forever remembered.

          NOTE: Half the family (including Caroline and Dina and possibly their parents and a few other sibs) were left out of the memorial. Chris and Jacqueline’s newborn son’s middle name is in memory of their nephew.”

          http://stoopidhousewives.com/the-men-of-real-housewives/chris-laurita/

          • T-Rex says:

            Oh and on another note the parents of this young man are the Co-Defendants in the Bankruptcy of the apparel company with WackJack and BLKChris. I have read some of the recent documents and it was ADELE not WackJack(hard to believe but true) that was running around and filling up credit cards on the company dime! The proposed personal settlement in the case for 1 million dollars is from Adele and Joseph Laurita, as they apparently are most of the culprits in the looting of the company. Their son also worked for the company too.

    • T-Rex says:

      See, I don’t see that at ALL. I see a baby in DiabolicalDina that wants things HER way, it’s very typical youngest child, from a big family behaviour. I don’t like DonCaro and I certainly don’t like defending her, but she is right, she has kept her yap shut for FOUR plus years on the subject, while her dumbass Sister and Sisterinlaw have gone at it on twatter for the world to see without addressing this in their own damn family. ENOUGH, you can’t sit and say “whoa is me”, my daughter, etc. and everyone should play nice while I act like I am a five year old having a tantrum! If their WHOLE family, and from what I have heard it’s more than 90% of her siblings, have an issue with her, she has an issue. I firmly believe the words if “he wasn’t married to her” crap has crossed her lips, I know from my own in-law issues what is easily said to make their stupid point and to forgive her behaviour. Look these broads are Fame-whores, they wouldn’t be going on Television parading their lives if they weren’t, it’s just Diabolical only wants to to show what she wants, uhm, doesn’t work that way! Look she has a shitty husband and marriage, she has nothing to show for her past 10 years but a closet full of shoes, she needs to just suck it up buttercup, admit she was wrong, and makeup with her family!

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        HI T-rex…I agree with you 100% Dina is a world class brat. I bet she was the kid who bit herself, then cried to mommy and daddy to get a sibling in trouble by blaming them.

      • Sasha says:

        T-Rex, I totally agree with everything that you have said. I saw WWHL and I believe what Caroline had to say. Dina tries to pretty up her part in the family feud to make herself look like victim.

      • Agree here! I see now that Dina set down an ultimatum “Either Jac or Me” and Chris wasn’t gonna choose his sister over his own wife and mother of his 2 kids…and Caro wanted to keep a relationship with Chris and jobs for her boys.

        • austin1963 says:

          According to Jac. I don’t believe that Dina demanded that Chris divorce Jackaloon. That’s just Jac being dramatic, because she doesn’t know any other way to be.

          • T-Rex says:

            Austin, as someone who has been on the end of a sisterinlaw that hates me and has said to anyone that will listen, I am the worst thing that happened to my husband and he should leave me, mind you she has been married four times, and abused her child, I have been married to only one man for 23 years. I can see Diabolical saying to family members that Chris should leave WackyJack, absolutely, not a demand just matter of fact. No way she didn’t suggest this to her siblings! I have seen Diabolicals twatter and she would most certainly would have said this especially since Chris dumped HER friend to marry looneytunesWackyJack.

            • austin1963 says:

              Well, I’ve been through a very similar situation in my 32 year marriage and my SIL some years ago and she said many of the same things to and about me – and worse. At that time, the whole family felt the same way towards me as no one felt that I was “good enough” for their brother or son. That was years ago and we’ve worked through it, but no one ever suggested that my husband divorce me. I’ve been through things as ugly as it gets on both sides of the family and I really just think it’s another nail that Jackaloon is using to nail herself up to the cross. You have your opinion, I have mine.

    • Powell says:

      I’m w/you NMD. It’s not just one person’s fault.

  3. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I hope you had a great weekend, enjoyed ATL w/Miss Lawrence & Derek and the wild ride of NJ reunion. I only watched a bit and I just don’t understand what is truly going on w/Dina, Caro, Chris and Jac. Why wouldn’t Lauren invite Lexi to her wedding? IDK. The Laurita family does the opposite of what they preach.
    Well you peeps have a fantastic day and even though it’s Monday, don’t work too hard. 🙂

  4. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Those twins are THIRSTY!! They tried so hard to get a little attention last night it was so pathetic to watch-no one cared about them. They really want the rumor to be discussed and yet they keep saying how terrible it is that it was brought up-oh twins if it weren’t for that rumor there wouldn’t be an interesting thing about you two dimwits…
    I think Jim was in love with being on the show-like many house husbands before him-no crime in loving the limelight but calm the F down!!! Amber doesn’t bother me much-she’s doing her job and bringing some drama but the cancer card was over played -there is a way to bring attention to a cause and she needs to find the right way to do it-I think she will be back next season.
    Teresa’s heart was not in the reunion-she should have stayed home. She was just sentenced to prison but didn’t want anyone to talk about the crimes she committed-the cat is so out of the bag!!
    Melissa wants to fight with Dina-have at it!! I know people have strong feelings about Dina but she’s right-Melissa came on the show to fight with Teresa.
    I totally get what Dina said about Nicholas and Lexi-if you don’t like Dina you will take what she said they way you want to take-if you like her you will take it the way she meant it. I get it-I take everything Brandi says the way I want to take it because I dislike so much!! (And for the record the way I take it is usually the way she means it…haha). Jac came back on the show for the same reason Melissa came on the show-they want fame not peace. This show is not now or ever about healing families-what a joke hat statement was!!!
    Kathy and Rosie really didn’t even need to be there b/c they weren’t even part of any story on the show-it’s like they were there to talk about ???? IDK??? A dictionary? A vibrator? Who cares?? It was weird to have them there. I don’t think Ashlee really likes Kathy-her make up told me so.

    The BH preview is out-Lisa gets slapped and wine glasses are thrown…that’s soooooo Ramona last season-not original at all!! Drama filled soap opera!!!
    http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-season-5-trailer-watch-2014311

    • Veena (NMD) says:

      None of them came on the show or back to the show for peace. Only Dina will admit that (as much as I dislike her) – she had a guarantee that Jaq and Caro were gone, and then they pulled a fast one on her and brought back Jaq, then had the audacity to call her out for being mad. It’s just laughable how the producers manipulate the cast.

      If Mel wants to make peace with Tre this season then she gains a few point in my book – its one thing to be a famewhore, but another to be a heartless beeyoch. Kathy is just desperate right now.

      The main problem with this reunion is the timing – it’s the Teresa show and has little to do with the season.

      • VV™ says:

        Mel and Joey had the Twins at their Jersey home this past summer. Mel, the snake she is is playing saint for the camera. She figured that viewers would disapprove if she didn’t act like she wasn’t being supportive to Tre. All for camera. She’s a snake. 🐍

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      cannot.stand.Ter-esssss-ah.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Nobody got to really shine in part 1 of the reunion. Except Tre. The twins tried to insert themselves, but as you said nobody, I mean NOBODY cares!!! I can’t make myself care about Dina and her issues with Caroline and Chris. So much time was spent on that. Yawn. Kathy and Rosie were brought on to hurt Tre. Andy tried to rub Teresa’s nose in Kathy’s new house and Kathy’s new book ( he is a rotten little boy) but his attempts fell rather flat. He was out for blood, but no one else was. He can normally count on the cast members to take his hate bait, but everyone was laying a bit low. I think they’re too savvy to go after Tre on THIS reunion, the viewer backlash would make it hard to recover. Because Tre said I’m not talking about this….there was a silence. Suddenly Kathy and Rosie had nothing to talk about. They were brought on to talk about Tre, they got nuthin else. So they remained silent. Like Empress said to me on her blog… They were like deer in the headlights. Mel tried to engage Dina….that was funny!! Dina was like, wait, who are you? What am I supposed to think of you? Somebody help me..”LINE!!!!”

      Jim will bring more life into the reunion. It’s ok to be mean and hateful to Jim. Teresa used to be the reunion piñata. They will have fun beating up Jim. It’s the Andy bully formula in action. He’s at his best when everyone gangs up on one person.

      I loved it that Tre (with Dina’s help) seemed to control part one of the reunion. Not because I love Tre so much, but because I dislike Andy and enjoyed seeing his usual bully tactics fall flat. It showed just how boring he is as an interviewer. Unless he’s stirring the pot, or potentially bringing out the worst in people, provoking fights…he really provides little or no insight into anything.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        great analysis

        • LaineyLainey says:

          😊 thanks! I have a feeling Tre will not get her way for the whole reunion. But she sure did shut things down in part 1. I’m curious to see how the rest of the reunion goes.

      • mrs peabody says:

        Well said. I don’t care what people think about Teresa but I do think her stating she does not want to talk about this should have been respected by bravo and andy. Sometimes there are some things that just don’t need to be discussed and to me this was one of them. Everyone could see she was having a rough time and I for one don’t know why her employer felt the need to kick her when she was down. Enough is enough.

        • Barb (Just Wondering In Jersey) says:

          I completely agree Mrs. P.

        • austin1963 says:

          Agreed. And for Teresa, let’s face it, quietly (more or less) getting up and walking away for a period of time is an improvement in behavior for her. In times past, she would have been looking for a table to flip.

        • Plain Jane says:

          WHAT!!!!! Why can’t they talk about it????!!!!!!! Why does anyone have to be sensitive to Teresa????!!!! She’s a snake!!!! And now a crook!!!!

      • austin1963 says:

        I agree. Good analysis.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Throwing wine classes and slapping each other …is so trashy. They are really trying to ruin this show.

    • austin1963 says:

      I think Teresa acted completely as I would expect someone to act right after getting sentenced to prison. Of course she doesn’t want to talk about it! Who would? She looked crushed last night, like she just couldn’t bear more conversation about it. Yes, she’s getting what she deserves, but I don’t like kicking her when she’s down for her completely understandable reaction to it.

  5. Cartwheels says:

    Teresa just baffles me in so many ways
    She has just been sentenced to 15 months in jil for crimes she pled guilty to but she doesn’t want anybody to talk about it? Everybody already knows.
    In other franchises they are allowed to bring secrets that have damaged kids (Adrienne) or to talk about cheating allegations that have never been confirmed (Kyle) , they have even talked about children criminal mishaps (Nene’s son) who is bad but has nothing to do with their story line on the show, they have thrown at each other faces about their dire financial situations (Jenna from OC) or how their BF is an abuser (Taylor), this is why it is called reality TV.
    There sit Teresa expecting that her family and friends will not talk about a situation that is already public? expecting them to help her in her delusional idea that nothing is happening?
    Why in the world are these women not supposed to talk about it? wasn’t Teresa the one who flipped a table when she brought the issue of Danielle criminal past that happened 20 year before?
    Teresa and her double standards completely amazes me, it amazes me more the expectation form her and her fans that she should be treated with white gloves as to not to hurt her kids, that ship has sailed many years ago, when Teresa and Joe made the concious decision to defraud banks, small business owners and whoever they need it to in order to get a life style they couldn’t afford.
    Teresa had the golden opportunity to address once and for all her conviction and show remorse and instead she just gave more of her delusional paralell world in where anybody that talks about it is betraying her.
    Reality TV is about the reality of your life and not about the fairy tale story that you have created in your mind, just because your castmates are afraid to get under your cross hairs and mention it , it doesn’t mean it is not happening.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I get Teresa. I think.

      She has lost complete control of her life. So she is trying to take back the control by saying I will leave if you talk about my very public criminal charges and convictions.

      It is acting out- pure and simple.

      It also allows her to maintain the illusion in her head that she is a victim.That’s how she sleeps at night.

      well- that and pharmaceuticals.

      I agree it’s completely illogical and unrealistic, but people are funny that way- justification to keep from going crazy.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        It’s her coping mechanism.

      • cdnfillie58 says:

        I agree OMIB.. I seriously doubt she will be going quietly come jan 5th.

        • T-Rex says:

          CDN- I firmly believe, she thinks that she is somehow not going to have to go to Prison. Her new attorneys I am sure have informed her that there is nothing more that they can do, this judge is adamant that she serve time, period. She doesn’t get that she did anything wrong, and is probably still at this very moment, not filling out proper documents and getting payment arrangements in place as required by the courts. They do not think the Rules apply to them.

          • mrs peabody says:

            I think the reason she is having such a hard time is she was doing what Joe told her to due and not really paying attention to what it was. She was being a good little wife who signed or did whatever her husband told her to do and is in shock she has ended up in this mess because of it. The person she should be mad at is Joe, he got them in this mess. I honestly think she had no clue, she was just happy to be able to spend spend spend and never gave it a 2nd thought. He gave her the money and she spent it. She did not question where is was coming from period. Stupid on her part, of course and now she is going to have to pay for it along with him. Her whole world has collapsed and everything she knew to be true isn’t and I think she is just lost and doesn’t understand why all this is happening to them and her, afterall she was just a good this housewive who did what her husband told her to do. How can this be happening? Truth is for women you better be paying attention what is going on in your marriage and ask some questions. You need to know what money you have and what outcome you have and ask questions if something is not matching up. Protect yourself or you might end up in the same boat.

            • mrs peabody says:

              outgoing of money not outcome

            • T-Rex says:

              Sorry, Mrs P, I am NEVER going to “buy” the farce she didn’t know. She didn’t sign IRS documents, even after the lawyers and courts told them they had to file them, hence the 200K first fine they had to pay, this was for HER failure to pay. They were told to bring in documents stating their income, they lied, she lied, which is why the judge went ballistic in court! She gave them three continuances they were told what to do and CHOSE not to. Let me express that the Giudices, had TWO VERY SEPARATE attorneys, different firms, etc. Her lawyer met with her privately, by law, they have to meet separately for Federal Courts. NO WAY her attorney did not SPELL things out for her, sorry, he did. She chose to ignore her attorney. Just like when she lies that she wasn’t told about Prison time at her sentencing, BIG OLE FAT LIE! I read the documents and she was told NUMEROUS times by the judge did she UNDERSTAND by pleading guilty she could be and most probably was facing jail time the words were “most probably”. She said YES!

              • mrs peabody says:

                I probably should have explained myself better, what I am commenting about is just what lead up to this to begin with. That she just did what Joe told her to do and never even questioned anything he was telling her. And even if she did he probably said don’t worry about it just sign the damn form and she did. I far as after the investigation started and the lawyers got involved who know what was in her small brain but I really don’t think she was the mastermind of this, I think this was all Joe’s doing and stupidity on her part for trusting him.

      • austin1963 says:

        I don’t think it’s necessarily illogical and unrealistic. I have never been sentenced to prison but I can’t imagine how I would feel if I was. It is natural and normal for her to want to withdraw from continuous conversation about it. At that point, I’m sure she was still processing it, and it’s a horrible thing. I don’t really think that she “owes” the viewers or anyone else an explanation. We’ve been hashing and rehashing the court documents for months here. What more do we need to know from Teresa. I don’t like the idea of kicking someone when they’re down or feeling entitled to some sort of explanation. We know what happened; everyone does.

        This should not be construed as defending Teresa’s criminal actions, but just in defending her very human reactions.

        • mrs peabody says:

          ITA. We have to remember that when this was filmed it had only been 2 days or so since it happened and I think she was in total shock and just didn’t want to deal with it and I for one don’t blame her. I think this has been a total nightmare from the start for her and she really was not involved in what lead up to it to begin with. Maybe she has never dealt with it because that is the only way she could survive her whole world collapsing around her. Who knows how a person will react when this happens esp if it was not your doing but your spouse and you trusted him completely. I hope I never find out but I would be in complete denial to think the man I loved and trusted would do this to us. I would not want to face reality either (but would at some point). Knowing how Teresa deals with things I see her dealing with this how she has always been shown to deal with things, don’t just put a happy face on and go about business.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      In a perfect world, Reality tv would be about the reality of your life. But reality TV has little to do with reality, it’s a producer driven, partly scripted grab for sensationalism and ratings.

      I agree it is confusing to expect no one to talk about their conviction and sentence…but it’s interesting to me that in part one of this reunion, she DID shut it down. Amazing. I suspect she won’t be able to shut down the topic for the whole reunion, but part one was hilarious, because nobody wanted to be the bad guy and go after Tre when she is already down, much to Andy’s dismay. Heh heh heh. I don’t think the kid gloves will last, I could be wrong, but someone will go after her because they are hungry for attention, even if it means being perceived as the “bad guy” for a moment and that will make Andy happy again.

      • Cartwheels says:

        Teresa is a very smart and manipulative woman IMO , that is why I don’t buy her crap about an innocent and ignorant victim of her husband. Teresa has very masterfully used her daughters to shield herself from public criticism ,she has used her daughters to drill in everybody’s brain that she is devastated because of her daughters, that her daughters are not aware of anything, people tend to feel natural sympathy for the only innocent ones in this situation and that is their daughters. Teresa has made a point about if you don’t want to hurt her daughters then you overlook or don’t talk about her crimes, as far as castmates goes, if any of them talks about her criminal activities then they are hurting her innocent daughters so she gets up and go.
        I only wish Teresa would have thought this much about her daughters when she was swearing in front of loan officers that she had made so much money in a fiscal year when she knew that she hadn’t work at all. When she was spending money right and left while her tenants were having their utilities turned off.
        Anybody and everybody is afraid to talk about Teresa and her criminal conviction, any bravolebroty is walking on egg shells as to not be perceived as heartless for speaking about this situation because of the “poor little girls” , Teresa is the meantime didn’t bat an eyelash when she spoke about Danielle’s criminal past in front of her young daughters as she was flipping the table. So much for her mother Teresa’s act.
        Double standards is something that has always bother me, specially when it is so flagrant as this case. If the one convicted would have been Jackaloon, Kathy, Melissa or Caroline do you imagine for a second that Teresa would not have used that and thow it in their faces? of course she would have, she would have and she will be the first one to say “this is reality TV” , if you do not want to talk about your life or others to talk about your life, that is perfectly acceptable, just get off the show and keep your privacy.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I don’t think she’s asking for privacy. Like you said, get off the show if u want privacy. I think she wanted to control the conversation. Hw’s don’t normally get to do that. That’s Andy’s job. But Tre did control it in part one of the reunion. It may not last for the whole reunion. But it sure makes a lot of people angry that she controlled part one of the reunion. I think it’s humorous. Doesn’t change the fact that she is going to prison to pay for her crimes. But part one was funny to me. Andy’s expression. Kathy and Rosie…had nothing to say. But Kathy and Rosie get the last laugh. Nobody doubts that one. And laugh, they will.

        • austin1963 says:

          Teresa is not smart. Manipulative, maybe, but it’s as transparent as glass.

        • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

          I disagree she used her daughters as a shield. Milania has charisma. Audriana’s is one of the prettiest girls

          • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

            If not The prettiest on tv right now. They’re who people want to watch. The comic relief in this sacks doodle show.

      • T-Rex says:

        I personally hope that they don’t go after the ConvictFelon, garners her more sympathy, IMO> Look she has been punished, she is going to jail. However, she takes no responsibility for what she has done, takes no responsibility that she PLED GUILTY in a court of law for what she has done, continues to lie to this day for what she has done, folks going at her won’t really make a difference.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          It won’t make a diff to Teresa and her fate, but viewer backlash could be a bit much to take and who needs that kind of aggravation. They were smart to back down for a little while. She’ll be gone soon, anyway. I would leave her alone too, even if I hated her…her freedom will be gone very soon and she’ll be out of the picture for a good while. She will be a non issue in their lives very soon.

      • Hi Lainey! I thought it was brilliant that Tre walked off. I think and it’s just my opinion, that she didn’t want Kathy or Rosie (pretending to care about her) to chime in on her conviction. Can’t stand them!

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I agree, she didn’t want to be part of the Kathy/Rosie facade. She said ” they can have that conversation without me.” She basically showed Andy what he has left when she leaves the stage,…not much.

    • T-Rex says:

      Cart – I absolutely agree! You go on NATIONAL TV ON A REALITY SHOW(well have scripted as we now know) and bring out dirty laundry on others, than when it’s your turn, and it’s a big issue, you want to “shut it down”. Sorry, you got paid in blood money for your 15 minutes of fame and you 30 pieces of silver, so now you got to pay that piper back. Look for more than 4 years this lawsuit crap has been going on, the Feds subpoenaed all the footage from Bravo and the production company and they didn’t say crap really about it until you PLED GUILTY, not FOUND Guilty, you PLED GUILTY! After asserting to Bravo that you were completely innocent! Then you get sentenced for the crimes you stated in a court of law that you did and not expect this to be part of the Reality show you are being paid big bucks to be on, sorry doesn’t work that way! Again, the ConvictFelon isn’t remorseful of what she has done or pled to, she is sorry they got caught and wants it to magically go away!

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Right or wrong, she did shut it down in part one. Not saying it’s right, but she shut it down. Not saying it will stay shut down for the rest of the reunion, but she successfully managed to shut down part 1 of the reunion. I’m looking fwd to part 2.

      • Hi T-Rex! I think it was more because it was coming from Kathy and Rosie and them pretending to care about her that made her want to stop talking about it. I know i would’ve done the same thing had I had a sneaky cousin bringing that stuff up.

        • mrs peabody says:

          I think you called it right, with all the stuff Kathy and Richie have said about Teresa and now to pretend they care and are upset was just more than Teresa was willing to put up with and that is why she walked off. I agree with her in what she did. If you notice she does answer some questions about it so it is not all don’t talk about it, it was just more with Rosie and the other one she wasn’t willing to do it and I do think that is because of them faking their caring. She knows they don’t care. I also must say I wondered how wacky was going to take her saying she did not want to be friends with her.

          • Exactly Mrs Peabody! Al the crap that Richie has said on camera and to ask his MIL her opinion? Not to mention the stuff Kathy has Tweeted about Teresa.

            Jac’s head will explode soon when she realizes what Teresa said. I think she was too focused on Dina.

    • Sasha says:

      Cartwheels, I am with you on the double standards that must be upheld for Teresa and Joe,

      • Exit4 says:

        From above-cartwheels I got teresa not speaking about her legal issues in the last few seasons. No matter if you’re guilty as sin-you do not say anything. Those issues are to be dealt with in a court of law, not the court of public opinion. I do see what you’re saying though-it’s all out there, why shut it down? I guess its as simple as not being able to handle it. Like her or hate her-she’s in a difficult situation. One if her own making-but it was days after the sentencing, reality had just smacked her in the face and she doesn’t seem to be a person who wants to discuss anything unpleasant, why should this be any different? I don’t think she’ll ever truly accept responsibility. It’s not who she is, she’s never going to change and it’s pointless to even hope for that.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          well.

          I don’t know about that.

          Not to get too religious about it- but I believe in the power of redemption.

          Prison may be a powerful agent for change for her.

          • mariareads says:

            At first Teresa annoyed me but I do understand, after thinking about it, that she must be ashamed/embarrassed/terrified/upset and whatever else someone facing jail and being away from their young kids might feel. She looked TERRIBLE last night. So thin and gaunt. I hardly recognized her face. I also think she had taken medication to get through this. Kathy and Rosie: what was the point? Kathy, at least, is always making trouble and then sitting back and acting as if she is shocked that anyone take offense. I can’t with her. She and her husband are getting to build a new house out of this. She drank the Bravo kook-aid.

          • Exit4 says:

            In hope it is. I really do. As far as the reunion goes-at that point she was simply not ready to deal with it.

          • T-Rex says:

            OMIB – I hope it’s true, but in order to change, you need to admit your faults/lies and want to make the changes and amends for your actions. To this date, she believes she has done NOTHING WRONG. They haven’t even submitted the required paperwork that the courts have asked them to do, which should have been submitted already. They haven’t made the payment arrangements due before they go to prison, let alone even put together a plan to repay the creditors they already owe! I also firmly believe, she thinks that some miraculous unicorn with wings, is going to swoop down and make it so she doesn’t have to go to prison.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              When she’s laying awake at 2:00 in the morning in her bunk bed listening to her cellmate pooping in the common latrine in her not so “cleansey” cell- she’s going to have to face the music.

              Right now- she’s still reeling from the sentence, so it makes sense in a weird way that she is in denial.

              Teresa could be such a hustler (her words not mine) that she’ll never change, but to me? She’s just never faced repercussions before.

              • rabblerouser2010R says:

                Her level of denial knows no bounds. Did they preview her next week saying that when she plead guilty she really didn’t understand what that meant? It’s an on going excuse of hers…I didn’t know was signing, I didn’t know what I agreed to. bla bla bla….

                • austin1963 says:

                  Denial is how Teresa copes with everything unpleasant. Why are people expecting that to change now?

        • austin1963 says:

          I agree. She’s a human being and I think she was honestly doing the best she could to hold it together on part one. She’s appropriately withdrawing into herself to find a way to process the next 1 1/2 years of her life and she isn’t obligated to volunteer to be continuously kicked in the head. I don’t believe she owes anyone anything, and I certainly wouldn’t sit there while Kathy and Rosie pretended to cry big crocodile tears for me.

          • mrs peabody says:

            She has been the punching bag almost every reunion, the fact that she has never walked off before says something about her. I don’t see anything with her getting up and walking away when those 2 started talking.

            • austin1963 says:

              In the past, she would have flipped a table or something. You gotta applaud progress when you see it. 😉

              • kit9 says:

                Yeah, but it wasn’t real progress, it was prescription assisted progress if anything.

                • austin1963 says:

                  So what? Relatively speaking, she controlled herself better than in the past. Teresa is Teresa: if anyone is waiting for a big mea culpa from her, they’re going to be waiting a long time. She’s disordered in so many ways, as are nearly all of these women.

            • kit9 says:

              And it was well deserved at reunions passed. And the only thing the lame walk off shows is she had no imagination and is aping what she’s seen other housewives do in phoney righteous indignation. And, of course there were pennies to be discovered.

    • chismosa says:

      I agree. She’s ALWAYS been about this —the don’t TALK about our “going away” BS.
      Don’t talk about what’s on TABLOIDS that I sat for the cover shoots for. Don’t ASK!
      Whatever. She has her million fans, etc. They back her up. Whatevs!
      😏

    • kit9 says:

      Tre is such a lying hypocrite. She tried to destroy her brother’s marriage and the rep of her SIL but demands complete loyalty from her family and a gag order on them talking about her?! She NEVER hits below the belt, remember.That she has an issue with them talking about her legal issues, WHICH SHE HERSELF IS DOING, is the height of absurdity. Still they’ve all shown infinitely more restraint that she would or has shown them. Can you imagine if it had been Joe and Mel or being indicted on 41 counts of fraud? She’d be dancing for joy and ripping Melissa a new one. And, Juicy would have been literally rolling around on the floor laughing his a** off and talking about how stupid Joey is and if he’d only listened to him! And, her lies continue next week with her laughable claim of ignorance on the plea deal. Only this time with more Valium.

    • kendo says:

      From Oprah guest a couple Soul Sundays ago – You’ve got to have your own back!
      Kathy & Rosie were just “bitches”. There was no reason for them being there. Rosie just comes off as a complete bullying #@&+! (I’m gay – I’m allowed to say it! LOL)

      • kendographics says:

        DAMN!!!!! I’m kinda shocked at some of these comments. You could tell that she is in tremendous distress – what do you want from her? If you have ever had a lot of stress in your life and you’re sinking into a depression – there are things that you just can’t do and you have no control over it.

        • Cartwheels says:

          She is in tremendous distress by her own hand, did she ever thought about stress when she was swearing to loan officers that she had made 100k + a year when she knew she was a stay home mom?
          That is one of the main reasons why law abiding citizens do not break the law, just to avoid the stress of going to jail. Don’t do the crime if you don’t want to do the time.

        • VV™ says:

          Some here love to kick people when they are down. I don’t get their pleasure. To each their own.
          #karma

          • Cartwheels says:

            I absolutely agree with the karma part and it is time for. Teresa to receive its visit. Teresa built her name with a table flip that happened when she was screaming t I the top of her lungs at Danielle about her criminal past that has happened 20 years ago , it didn’t matter to Teresa that Danielle’s daughters were in an ears shot, it didn’t matter to her that Danielle claimed she was young, stupid and felt in love with the wrong person, Teresa was not having it, she was outraged that a person with a criminal conviction had dared to be around her , Teresa took great pleasure in taking about Danielle’s criminal past at that reunion at thrown it in her face time and time again, yet now that karma is paying her a visit , she wants to be dealt with a completely different set of rules, she was understanding of her condition of being a mother, she wants everybody to know she committed these crimes out of ignorance, better yet she wants to dictate to her cast mates that they better not dare mention it or she will take her toys and leave, basically she wants to direct the agenda, well that is just not how it works. Unbelievably she did all this while her husband and her were committing frauds right and left, talk about the not throwing stones when your house is made out of glass,
            Teresa knew that she had pled guilty to these crimes and that her legal issues were going to be her story line, got paid handsomely by it and cashed bravo’s checks with no problem yet during the reunion she doesn’t want to talk about it? Please
            Karma definitely is paying a visit to the Guidice’s and it was long overdue.

            • austin1963 says:

              I don’t think anyone is insinuating that Teresa doesn’t deserve her plight. But she is a human being, she is going to prison, and anybody in her situation would be struggling through it. It has nothing to do with “she deserves it”; obviously she does.

    • Plain Jane says:

      Thank you for that!!!!!!! 👍😜 exactly how I feel!!!!

  6. Exit4 says:

    I didn’t watch the video yet, but it seems like that Jac is the issue. I get dina being angry that Chris and Caroline won’t reign Jac in, but I don’t think they could if they tried. Jac is relentless, she doesn’t stop-I truly think she’s nuts. Ashlee too. if Jac never opened her mouth publicly about this-we’d never hear a word about it from caroline or dina. Jac drags everyone back in and don’t think she’ll quit until she gets what she wants and that’s to “expose” dina.

    • mariareads says:

      Exit4 Jac is wack. I may not be a big fan of Dina but, in this case, I think Jac and Caro are the villains. They should just shut up. Jac is relentless on twitter. She needs to take care of her own mental health. The Lauritas are a dysfunctional family. Someone is always not talking to someone else and this time they are after Dina. I think Dina was brought back to help Teresa this season. Nothing more. That’s the way I see it.

  7. LaineyLainey says:

    HH, Thanks for the blog/recap. Good job!

  8. I Need A Life! says:

    Thanks for the blog this morning. I think this Kathy/Rosie mom vs. Tre’s dad issue has to do with Tre’s dad not accepting Rosie’s life. Sort of a let down last night. The skyscraper walk was over before I blinked!

    Here’s more on the reunion.
    http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2014/11/real_housewives_of_new_jersey_reunion_recap_part_one_teresa_giudice.html#incart_m-rpt-1

  9. HuskerHuny says:

    One question – why in the world was Dina brought back for this season? She’s boring and has absolutely no story line other than her feud with her family. That’s all she has going for her. Pretty sad, isn’t it? Divorce angle – weak; child leaving home angle – weak; charity angle – done it before and it’s still weak. And for what it’s worth, we really didn’t get to see that much of her and Teresa.

    She’s a boring, spoiled, nasty individual who talks out of both sides of her mouth. Take away her bashing of Jacqueline and Caroline, I can’t think of anything she said or did that makes her memorable.

    What’s up with saying “I have nothing to give Nick other than my prayers.”? Wow, she’s a rotten aunt as well. How about being a positive, loving presence in his life? Where’s the zen Dina?

    • chismosa says:

      ZEN DOVE ….

      I totally love this post ^^^^^ yes! 💥💥💥👏👏👏

      Why was she brought back???
      We saw her daughter lije for 2 seconds and NOTHING about this monumental moving to school nor of dina moving. Big big fat

      B L A H ™©® 👎

  10. OneMoreInBoston says:

    BTW?

    Kathy’s makeup by Ashleeeeeeeeeeeee?

    The worst ever.

  11. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Since the BH preview came out it’s all over twitter that the slap from Brandi to Lisa seems “playful” or “fake”…Lisa just confirmed on Access Hollywood that is was real and Brandi did in fact “hit her”…buckle up!!!

    • T-Rex says:

      Oh WOWSA! Like I posted yesterday, Bravo is in no need of a “bitch edit” from that crackpot, she has NO redeemable virtues, and is the bad gift that keeps on giving, like Herpes! Hope it’s true that Bravo is finally fed up with her crap. The whole fake boyfriend, gay escort, storyline is going to be so unbelievable now that the truth is out as well. I am not all for VileKyle getting the bitch edit, but if she took THE-LIAR-SUPREME-SLUTBAG-MORON-STFUBrandi’s side this season, well you get what you “pay” for sista! I also heard that the RoyalVpump is in no hurry, nor wan,t to be back to BFF’s with VileKyle either, she is her workmate and that is IT, much to VileKyle’s displeasure(and probably Murray’s as well, sees that ca-ching ca-ching going elsewhere). Same with THE-LIAR-SUPREME-SLUTBAG-MORON-STFUBrandi, Once you burn that bridge, it isn’t coming back! Oooooo Let’s start a new drinking came of ‘WHAT FAKE AILMENT” will the THE-LIAR-SUPREME-SLUTBAG-MORON-STFUBrandi come up with each week!!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Lisa did say on Access Hollywood that she and Brandi started the season on a good note-I don’t know why people always say that Lisa would never be friends with Brandi b/c it seems to me that Lisa can’t quit Brandi -if I were Lisa I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near her but Lisa went back for more…it makes Lisa look foolish. If Lisa and Kyle were friends that wouldn’t surprise me b/c Kyle didn’t do what Brandi did-not even close. But Lisa was never really kind to Kyle so I would hope Kyle would remember that.

        • T-Rex says:

          I believe she then “qualified” that statement with the fact that they are workmates and were trying to put the past behind them, but were not “social” friends, just work-mates.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Lisa must really love being on the show-I will never understand why she went back. She has VPRules to promote her business-so it’s not like she needed a platform for that-she must just love drama-she of course mentioned to Billy and Kit how horrible last season was for her…and yet she’s back!

    • Hi Jill! I saw the clip and it looked like a very weak slap–almost slow motion.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Hey Mel-it did look weak and little fake-which is why I watched Lisa on AH -I wanted to see if she would say anything about it! She didn’t want to admit it was Brandi but I can spot that JANKY weave of hers a mile away!! She said it happens at the end of the season and she was shocked b/c they were getting along or some such nonsense!!

    • kit9 says:

      Well then that contradicts what Vanderliar said recently about this season. I see, Lisa, “lie first” Vanderpump hasn’t changed!

  12. plainviewsue says:

    Once again these Housewives invade my dreams!!

    So this time I’m at the reunion in the audience. I speak up that I want to help Dina and Jacqueline. I know Jac wasn’t there, but this is a dream!!!! And there is no audience!! Andy looks at me with his crossed eyes, and I say that I can help.

    So we go into another room & I talk to them about their issues. You know when you have a dream and it’s so real? Well, this truly was. We talked about family. I said I know they loved each other once. And they healed.

    We walked back to the reunion stage & I said to Andy that everything is all good.

    What is wrong with me????

  13. chismosa says:

    I don’t watch this show but doesn’t it always have good ratings.
    And why is that BEEYOTCH back – I thought she’s getting her spinoff and that’s it.

    That Tom seems so in the closet to me. So metro

    He + Albie manzo. Come out come out.

    http://www.people.com/article/vanderpump-rules-tom-sandoval-ariana-madix-season-3-sneak-peek

  14. HuskerHuny says:

    And, another thing . . . what’s up with Dina saying she invited her entire family to Lexi’s graduation party thinking that they could all be together and hocus, pocus, everything would be good? What kind of logic is that? You don’t talk to some members of your family for the past several years, and it just goes away? It sounds like some of her sisters/brothers/in-laws asked for a meeting before the party to clear the air, but Dina said no. The aunts, uncles and cousins were right to stay away and not ruin her party, which is what would have happened.

    • chismosa says:

      Her recurring theme is: don’t talk about it and “””think of people from a distance””” and it will all go away. Very fairy (ice) Princess.

      It makes sense she and Tre are such good friends. It’s like cover our ears 🙉and say BLAH blah blah until the problems disappear.

      It’s not there if you don’t acknowledge it.
      Hocus pocus. Z E N 🙏

    • T-Rex says:

      I wonder if this “party” was going to be a Bravo-induced setting? BUT didn’t get aired, probably was filmed, because none of her family showed up? I have read a few articles now from other family members, one said that she is only talking to her parents and two of her sisters, and no one else. Yet she is blaming ALL of them for not banishing their brother and his WackyJack wife out of their lives and events, in favor of her! This is why DonCaro was stating she needs to grow up. Looks like they tried an “intervention” but BabyDiabolical didn’t want to show up, like an adult, and hash out the issues.

    • austin1963 says:

      Believe it or not, some families are capable of operating that way, as dysfunctional as it seems. My husband’s family of origin can say the most vile things about each other but then sit down to xmas dinner together. It’s bizarre, I guess, but I wouldn’t say it’s unusual. If that’s how the family has deal with some of this in the past (just ignore it and move on), then it’s not a big leap to understand why Dina thought that might be possible in this case.

      • T-Rex says:

        Austin – This isn’t the case with Diabolical, she has stated she REFUSES to go to any family functions that wackyjack is at, period, line in the sand, head in the ground, ass in the air!

        • austin1963 says:

          T-Rex, I said it was bizarre. But it does happen in families. And Caroline had no obligation to show up with Jackaloon, even if Chris did.

      • chismosa says:

        I get that -if it was the entire family. But if it’s only dina operating this way- then it’s Wack

        • T-Rex says:

          Her brothers, not Chris, the others, have blasted her for not making this thing right. At christmas the only folks that were at her house were her parents, and her two older siblings, that’s it, the rest said that she needed to show up to their holiday dinner, that included the entire family but she refused. Oh and her own husband wasn’t even with Diabolical from what they said.

  15. Powell says:

    Hmm. I totally get Dina saying she doesn’t understand why Caro & Chris continue to go at Dina & not do something. I think Caro is scared of Jac & Chris will just back Jac up no matter if she’s wrong.

  16. Powell says:

    This entire season no one here mentioned Victoria’s brain tumor reoccurred. Did anyone? Kathy didn’t mention it.

  17. VV™ says:

    Retweeted by Danielle

  18. Exit4 says:

    I meant to write this earlier-Melissa and Joe will be supportive. This is a wake up call for them too. I’m not accusing them of any crimes, but their lives are built on a house of cards too. They may not end up on jail-but they can lose everything pretty quickly as well. I’m sure Joey is upset at seeing his parents upset over this. He won’t let anyone embarress his family for the time being. At least publicly. Mel’s sisters have been pretty quiet.

    Also, I think cartwheels mentioned above that it seems people are on egg shells around teresa-even other bravolebrities. I think it’s a matter of not publicly kicking someone when they’re down. Teresssa got slammed for her clink-clink comment and no one wants to deal with that. I’m sure privately a lot has been said. It doesn’t matter in blogs and stuff what is said-there’s no consequences for any of us-but for the ones who are in the public eye, better to stay quiet.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Yeah, I agree with this post. I’m Lainey Lainey and I approve of this post.

    • T-Rex says:

      Exit I totally agree with you! I am sure the Me-Gos did some of the same stuff, they just didn’t file bankruptcy so that those “indiscretions” were found out. I am sure that they are still sweating some bullets that they don’t get in any real financial trouble to make them have to file bankruptcy and have their lives exposed. MEGO needs this show so she will “tow the party line” as necessary.

  19. OneMoreInBoston says:

    I dunno if this will work- but Billy Joel’s daughter has those same sleepy bedroom eyes that Kathy has- and her makeup is flawless- looking at you Assleeeeeeeeee

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/alexa-ray-joel-gallery-1.8072

  20. VV™ says:

    I posted a link to a retweet from Danielle. It’s in moderation.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      whu?

      hurry!!!

      • VV™ says:

        Still in moderation. Danielle retweeted this:

        @melissagorga you came on #rhonj to take T down. U leaked info to @daniellestaub season 2 reunion for a spot. #neverbeenafan

        • chismosa says:

          Maybe danielle is trying to play nice with teresa/ to Tre’s fans. 🐟🐟🐟🐠🐠-y
          I like Daniellle when she’s anti the other people – the ones she was on the actual show with.

          She was ALL over the newscasts when Tre got sentenced.
          She didn’t zip it

          • VV™ says:

            Danielle on many occasions had stated she put Mego on the show. She has also stated that Mego was feeding dirt on Tre’s family to her. So, I am not surprised sgmhe retweeted this at all.

  21. shamrockblonde says:

    the only thing that Tre did not want discussed was the fake concern coming from Kathy and Rosie – she wanted no part of that – I don’t blame her at all –

    All three of the Manzo children – and I do mean children – need to STOP – all three need to sit down, tell each other they love each other and move the bloody hell on – Jaq needs professional help – she is terrified that Chris will somehow choose his family over her – Chris needs to stop giving Jaq power over his life – this whole thing reminds me of the twins – when they were little, they both had a friend named Sam – they started fighting over which one was “more best friends” with Sam – Sam, little girl that she was, enjoyed the attention and any time the twins came close to making up, Sam started something with one of them to turn them against the other – it did not take long for the twins to see that and they started defending each other while continuing to include Sam – once all three realized that nothing would be lost, they were fine – unfortunately the Manzo children, Dina Chris and Caro, are either too self absorbed, or too selfish, to learn this lesson

    I was sorry to hear about Kathy’s daughter and pray that all is well with her – but there is no way I want her, or her family or Rosie back on the show – Part 2 should be interesting…

  22. VV™ says:

    I think there is a lot of triangulation going on with the cast and past of RHONJ. They know the Queen won’t be on next year and they are fighting to take temporarily that crown. Jac is very confident she’s Queen now. She tweeted recently how much she liked the Marcheses.

    • chismosa says:

      I don’t get it. I thought bravo was moving mountains to maneuver filming so dum dum 👑 of east coast does stay on.
      That’s news to me !

      I thought getting TRE off the show was like getting her to sincerely apologize for something 😜

      • VV™ says:

        That’s my observation OF THE CAST. I am sure Bravo is trying to squeeze as much footage as possible before Teresa goes away.
        The cast is fighting for that opening spot and crown. Andy already said they are recasting I hope that didn’t mean to bring fired castmates back.

        Jac thinks it’s HER show now.

        • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

          Oh dear no! I hope they postpone the series until she’s out of jail. I can’t handle the twins and to have Jac be Queen Bee….

          • shamrockblonde says:

            if Jaq thinks she is going to be the new star of RHNJ, she better think again – Melissa has been waiting a very long time – she may be showing nothing but respect for Tre and Joe right now, and Joe G may be doing nothing but defending and supporting his sister, but make no mistake – Mel and Poison and fame addicts – they are more concerned with their own alleged stardom and will use their fake caring and concern for Tre to further their own agenda – Jaq better buckle up – Tre you could see coming a mile away – but Mel is sneaky and much better at hiding her true intention – pathetic – all of them –

  23. 2Stupid says:

    If Kathy is back on NJ next year there is no justice in this world. Even Mego was given her the side eye about being respectful of Teresa’s situation. I think Mego is smart enough to understand that if she aligns with Tre and keeps her nose clean she can have a piece of the action with Teresa’s fan base. She knows Kathy has done herself no favors. Now, about those twins. I am not going to subject myself to speak of them ever again, but they have to be the tackiest duo ever. Where did they get in their heads they have any CLASS? If Teressssa brings up that rumor one more time, I am going to cause my blood pressure to go off the charts. If your scumbag husband hadn’t said it, It wouldn’t be floating out there. One of them even tried to insult Andy last night saying he was smaller in person too. I hope they don’t think viewers (not fans) like them! If so, they are as delusional as the rest of them.

  24. Barb (Just Wondering In Jersey) says:

    While Teresa is “away” I’d love to see Joe and Rosie interacting with the girls but, with Joe and T’s mothers in the background to make certain nobody gets hurt.

    • 2Stupid says:

      I said that just the other day. However, Rosie’s behavior recently makes me not really care for her too much. I am having a hard time believing her sincerity. I would love to see Joe interacting with the girls though. In fact, I would like to see Joey & Mego and Juicy all taking care of those girls and the rest can leave the show. I am done with all of them.

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Joe is not going to be in it for the long haul when it comes to his daughters. He may start strong, but eventually he will leave their daily care to others. He’s just not wired to do the things that Teresa wants him to do with the girls as she would. I’m hoping (for his daughter’s sake) that he stays sober and can be a daily presence in their lives.

        • mrs peabody says:

          I would hope he’d be involved more in their day to day life this next year as it might very well be the end of his involvement in their lives (at least for 4+ years).

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      honey- where do you think it all came from?

      I saw Juicy’s mom throw a punch at the christening.

      I’m more askerred of the moms than the housewives!

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I wouldn’t want to see Joe and Rosie together with the kids….they seem more like drinking buddies and I don’t think it’s beneficial for either of them.

    • T-Rex says:

      I would bet that ConvictFelonJoe’s mom will be living with them, I actually think she already is, and that will be a tremendous help. They keep saying their elderly parents, their mom’s aren’t even a bit past 65 years old, that’s not elderly, that’s not even retirement age. My mom is 73 and she has her grandkids every Saturday night and 3 times a week, she can’t really run around with them, but they go out to eat, she takes them to the zoos and museums, etc.

      • mrs peabody says:

        I’m almost 63 and I don’t consider myself elderly. I still work, babysit and have my grandkids on the weekends sometime.

        • T-Rex says:

          MrsP exactly, which is why I have these issues of constantly calling their Parents ELDERLY! Like they are feebled 85+ year folks in wheelchairs. Look I think it’s awful they lost ConvictFelonJuicy’s dad so early, I lost my dad at 58 years old, had an aneurysm and died instantly, but would never have called him elderly.

  25. chismosa says:

    I’m watching 90 Day Fiancee.

    I’m new to TLC shows – apart from the Say Yes in the past.

    This is crayyyyyy

  26. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        Dina is such a fn C U Next Tuesday. …notice that she didn’t tag Dina in her tweet yet there is Dina…who stated she wasn’t going to tweet with a bitchy reply.

        The truth is that Dina has in NO WAY been supportive of her brother and her nephews battle with autism…and she remains so completely ignorant about it.

        She says she sees a happy boy? I don’t know what fn show she is watching but at least 7/ 10 times Nic has been on the show, he was having a sensory melt down (the intrusiveness of camera and crew probably made matters worse if not cause the overload).

        But pig Dina seems to think a child who is fighting cancers and is hook up with a monitor is more restricted than that a child who is non verbal isn’t hindered? That a child who can’t look a loved one in the eyes without feeling overwhelmed is still a constant ray of sunshine? Nic also has to fight and struggle to reach his full potential….Nic is also worthy of support, encouragement and consideration.

        Dina is the Zen Dove that shits on your car after you have already washed it.

        • chismosa says:

          The zen dove on your car ! For real ……
          😉

          She’s so Diabolical, like Rexy says

        • kit9 says:

          I was struck by Dina’s comments about Nic last night. WHY in the world did she bring up kid’s with cancer in hospitals? To minimize Nic’s problems and her looking bad for not seeing him? I don’t know what else it could be. It was so strange! Who the ef says, ‘yeah, but but at least he’s not in the hospital?/ Wtf? The other women’s reactions to it were priceless. And, having heard both sides comments, I don’t believe Dina on the back and forth over the family not speaking. Dina’s comments suggesting(although not having the balls to just say it which is suspect)that Jac has kept her from her brother don’t ring true at all. He called her, right? Jac didn’t stop that did she? Anymore than Jac could stop him from getting in his car and driving to meet Dina. He’s a grown man! No way would he not see his sister if he wanted. He’s certainly shown in the past that he’s no pushover to his wife.

          And, Dina hasn’t been at all shy on Twitter but didn’t address Jac’s denial that she stopped them from meeting and had in fact supported/encouraged Chris and her to meet. I’m guessing she’s worried if she pushes it, Jac will show the texts she said she had of the exchange and blow Dina out of the water. And, Dina claiming that Jac somehow controls the masses on Twitter is insane.

          • chismosa says:

            The worst and most inftrusting is when Diabolical™ says on Twitter : ” you better stop now, you’ve been warned” or else she’ll start shaking things …..
            Idiot. Jacqueline will produce text screenshots in HUGE HUGE font and tweet out like 300 of them.

            Dina’s ***warnings*** are the WORST

      • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

    • VV™ says:

      I am siding with Dina on this one. Jac is one unstable vicious being.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        Hi VV, I think Dina is ever bit just as vicious….which in my opinion is even more despicable when it comes from someone who is suppose to have a sound mind.

      • austin1963 says:

        I don’t doubt that Dina can be vicious, but Jac is a certifiable loon. She can’t be supportive, physically, in person, with her nephew if they all have problems so big they can’t even be in the same room. He doesn’t even know who she is and seems like he has all he needs.

        • Exit4 says:

          There’s levels of vicious. I can see dina cutting someone down verbally. Cutting them off. Her way or the highway. She’s very transparent with her feelings-if she doesn’t like you-you’ll know it.

          Jacs a whole ‘nother Oprah level of vicious. Military style assault vicious. Tweeting, exposing secrets, relentlessly attacking someone until they’re a bloody pulp. Then saying “time to heal” and not understanding why people don’t want to associate with her. Like teresa. She needs help.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      I don’t get how Jacqueline is ‘using’ Nick against Dina. Dina admits she chooses not to see him and that Nick only needs her prayers as he is ‘progressing.’ What am I missing other than Jac going Twitter crazy. Dina put stuff out there last night and Jac has the right to defend herself.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        Typical Dina…she talks all she shytle she wants then bawls like a bitch when anyone responds or gives it back to her…

        She is such a fn hyprocrite…she accuses Jac of using her sons autism against her yet how many times has the same bitch…said “my elderly parents”.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          I get exactly what Dina is saying-Jac is agreeing with people who are tweeting a twisted version of what Dina is said-she knows that’s not what Dina was saying but she’s retweeting anyway-she’s using Nick as a way to make Dina bad. If you hate/dislike Dina her comments are offensive-if you don’t have a dog in this fight you see it different. I don’t care about Jac or Dina-they are both acting like little babies at this point but Dina was not trying to say bad things about Nick-she’s made that perfectly clear several times-Jac doesn’t want to admit it b/c then the twitter war is over and Jac goes back to the shadows!!

          • VV™ says:

            That’s how I see it.

          • T-Rex says:

            I totally get that WackyJack is certifiable, has major issues, should be banned from twatter, etc. seriously. BUT when you have the whole family, that’s stating their are problems, outside of the WackyJack crap, there is something else wrong with Diabolical. I guess there is also issues with her other SIL too. They are BOTH idiots for engaging all this crap on Twatter, they are both MEGA Famewhores with Extreme Neediness issues, they both have to have the “LOOK AT ME” spotlight on them 24/7 to somehow feel validated, they are both sick and twisted individuals. Here is the other item, NONE of the other family members have shunned WackyJack, so for all her looneytunes behaviour they somehow manage to get over it. Like I said Diabolical is like a five year old having a tantrum because she can’t get her way, she can’t get her whole family to choose her over WackyJack, They both are using this poor child for their own advantage, uhm, he is not a danged ping pong ball in an argument, he is a little boy and shame on both of them for using him for their idiotic agendas.

          • kit9 says:

            It’s hard not to have issues with Dina’s comments about Nic, though and you don’t have to be a Dina hater to think so, imo. They were borderline offensive..seriously, bringing up kids with cancer to compare to Nic? Wth was that? She also said she probably wouldn’t(which means she wouldn’t)meet Nic EVEN if Jac asked but then goes onto whine about Lexi not seeing Chris. Her reasoning that it’s ok because Nic isn’t upset doesn’t know her is twisted because he doesn’t know her because, by her own admission, she won’t see him!

        • HuskerHuny says:

          Touche’ Rabble. Dina is positively the most two-faced double talker I’ve seen for a long time. How about when she tried to justify that her (alleged) charity helps children who are far more sick than Nick. Paraphrasing here, but she tried to say that their are children who are in worse condition than Nick and deserve more of her attention. Nick is better for having her out of his life.

          And while I’m on this topic, what’s up with saying that there are killers walking around but her dear friend who is the mother of four little girls is going to prison? Yo Dina – your friend broke the law, lied about it, was given a second chance to help make it right and still didn’t do it. Your friend is dumber than a bucket of hair and deserves everything she’s getting. Put that in your zen and chew on it!

          • austin1963 says:

            I honestly didn’t get from that that she was trying to minimize Nicolas’ problems, but just saying that he has what he needs, he doesn’t miss her because he doesn’t even know who she is, and there are worse things than being on the spectrum, which is certainly true.

            • Exit4 says:

              All of which is true.

            • HuskerHuny says:

              Ouch! I don’t like to go to that place. To say there are children who are in more need of medical attention than others that’s a score I don’t want to keep.

              • austin1963 says:

                Can we not agree that a child dying of cancer is worse off than a child on the spectrum? Many autistic people would be very offended at that notion, not that you’re necessarily trying to put that forth, but that’s what I'[m seeing in what some people are saying.

            • mrs peabody says:

              I saw it as you did austin1963

            • kit9 says:

              She brought up the issue of kids in hospitals, clearly comparing it with Nic and what reason or point could she possibly have been making other than to minimize Nic’s issues? It was so bizarre and insensitive which is something coming from a woman who claims she is so very sensitive.

          • I cringed when Dina said all of that. I get that Nick is not tied up to tubes and in the hospital, but he’s got his own journey he’s going through and all of the hard work he’s doing (and his parents) will pay off. I wish she hadn’t said it like that. And then saying she feels the worst for Lexi because she understands….

            • chismosa says:

              Hugs Melcita ❤

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              Jac knows that Dina mean Lexi understands because she is 18 years old-Nick doesn’t understand because he is a toddler who has never met Dina-he can’t miss her if he never met her. Lexi is missing an uncle that she has known for 16 years of however long-this is not a dig at Nick-it has nothing to do with him being on the spectrum-it has to do with him being a toddler and Lexi being a teenager. Jac knows this but it’s not in her best interest to admit that-better if she keeps retweeting all the hate Dina is getting b/c that keeps Jac relevant…she’s a very sad woman.

              • Jill, I didn’t think Dina took a jab at Nic because he’s on the spectrum– the little boy isn’t a toddler–he’s 5-yrs old. I know that my son that is 5 years old, who happens to have HFA, gets attached to people that are simply kind to him. So, to know that she’s never met him (probably impossible because of Jac) and could possibly impact his life for the better is just sad to me. When Dina made the comparison that Nic was not tied to tubes, well guess what? She doesn’t have a child that’s tied to tubes so she shouldn’t have mentioned that–in my opinion. I think Dina just made it about her and her feelings and didn’t look at the whole picture.

                Your point about Jac is true. If anyone were to read her timeline, they wouldn’t see someone whose advocating for something. They’d see a very sad and disturbed person

                • austin1963 says:

                  Everyone seems to believe Dina is a horrible person. I don’t disagree, and she’s certainly not the sort of person that I would want as friend, as are none of them. But if she’s a horrible person, how is she going to impact Nicolas’ life for the better? Doesn’t the poor child have enough loons in his life?

                  • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                    Austin that is a very good question!!!

                  • rabblerouser2010R says:

                    Hi Austin, I don’t think that Dina ‘needs’ to be in Nic’s life. I do think the fact that she has absolutely no interest in his life helps to highlight what an ice queen she is.
                    Not only is she in no way interest in his life, she dismisses and minimizes his struggles and he faces…’yeah, he’s got autism but it’s not like he has cancer’…’yeah, I have never seen him….but that’s not sad…my poor poor Lexi is the one everyone should be sad for’ (Yes, I know it’s not verbatim but that was pretty much the gist of it)

              • kit9 says:

                I think if Dina hadn’t said what she did about kids with cancer that would be right. But she did say it and it was so grossly insensitive and cold that after that, her comments were open to be interpreted in the worst way possible.

              • austin1963 says:

                I agree, Jill. Dina not seeing Nicolas is just another reason for Jackaloon to nail herself to the cross. It is not sad for the child that Dina is not in his life. People are projecting the whole “isn’t it sad?” thing onto the situation but truth be told, it’s really not sad when it comes to Nicolas. It’s sad when family get estranged and people act like morons, but I really don’t think Nicolas needs pity over this situation.

                • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                  Austin I kind of think that’s what Dina was saying-Nick doesn’t need her sympathy because when she sees him he isn’t sad to her-(he seems stressed out as all hell to me but that’s another story) she said she sees joy-I don’t think it was her plan to diminish anything about him-I think she just wanted to shut down the whole “Dina is awful because she never met her nephew who is on the spectrum” thing. She could have done a better job but HWs aren’t known for being articulate and wise!!

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            Thanks HH

      • chismosa says:

        I get your point Husker.

        I hate to be minority. 😡
        😭😪😥

    • kit9 says:

      Hey Jill! Do you know any link so I can see the BH preview besides the link above and at Bravo? The one posted above and on Bravo is actually a preview from that Euros in Hollywood show. It seems like the link did work at some point obvi because people have described the scene but when I went to it, it was the wrong clip. Wonder if they weren’t supposed to post it yet?

  27. Exit4 says:

    Does everyone else know part 2 is on Thursday? I just found this out.

  28. Exit4 says:

    I looked on bravo and part 2 is this Thursday. Part 3 is next Thursday. Don’t know about part 2 secrets revealed. It doesn’t go that far.

  29. Thanks for the great blog, btw!

    I’m wondering why Bravo didn’t show us the pre-reunion primping when Dina and Ashlee got into it? I thought that they’d show it.

  30. I Need A Life! says:

    So there’s a story on-line about Theresa demanding that the 4 Guidice girls get paid to participate in the upcoming season 7. I don’t think this is going below the belt. I think it’s smart. She’s already exposed the kids to all of it. Skip the drama about not getting any lower. Any money that gets paid to Tre goes to the black debt hole. Why not pay the girls? I’m sure it’s not easy. It’s intrusive. It’s not their idea. It’s more money than they’ll make baby sitting. Tre should talk to Kris Jenner.

    There was a story on TMZ that Mama June didn’t get her full share of the money she would have gotten for this year’s season. However, they did pay the children their full share, along with the guy who lives with her.

    • Powell says:

      It wouldn’t be a bad idea to call KJ. She knows how to get jobs for her family.

      I’m glad TLC paid the kids and Sugar Bear. It’s not their fault what June is doing, allegedly.

    • Orson says:

      The money should not go to the girls. It should go to an account for them until they go to college/university or until they’re 25. After taxes and maybe SAG (if necessary) is withheld and paid. Something should be set up so that neither Mom or Dad can get their paws on it.

    • T-Rex says:

      I personally think that if the ConvictFelon’s were on the up and up and really wanted to secure their children’s future, should have their monies sent to a REAL Certified Public Accountant and a Certified money manager, wherein they parcel out their money into Trusts for their children. This is easily done but folks like these two don’t really give two craps about their kids future, it’s about their big fancy house they can’t afford, their big fancy clothes, shoes and bags, that they can’t afford, fancy cars, that they can’t afford, etc.

  31. boston02127 says:

    Great blogs! Thx.

  32. boston02127 says:

    Jacqueline is such a mess. It has to be drugs or alcohol. This is sad to say but I can see her leaving it all behind and leaving her boys with Chris. And, I wouldn’t be surprised if she starts going out with Ashlee to party.

    Dina is the sneakiest of them all. All the HW’s on Bravo.

    • Powell says:

      I don’t get Jac one bit. Dina just needs to stay off of HWs. See if she can get another decorating show on tv.

  33. Powell says:

    How did everyone fair w/your extra hour? Fall back, Spring up doesn’t usually affect me but I forgot to set my watch back and thought I overslept at first. 🙂

    • I Need A Life! says:

      Love that feeling, Powell! I won’t change the clock in my car…still not computerized…for a few days. I love it when I think it’s late, then realize I have that extra hour.

  34. Powell says:

    Y’all watching VPR tonight?

  35. VV™ says:

  36. VV™ says:

    Here we GO again. Every time I post a link: AWAITING MODERATION…
    Yeap! Story of my life here at Lynnfam.

    Do we have a new Administrator?

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I got one in moderation too VV-it’s not just you sista!!!!

      • VV™ says:

        Oh, Good!

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Hahahahhahah VV-we posted the same thing-except of course I posted Myles and you posted Lisa’s!!!! Too funny!!!! Were back together again baby!!!🎾❤️🎾❤️🎾❤️🎾❤️🎾

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Myles -Kyles…my crack head iPad!!!

          • VV™ says:

            HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
            HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
            HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
            HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

            Too funny! Great minds think alike.
            🎾❤️🎾❤️🎾❤️🎾❤️🎾❤️🎾❤️

    • Veena (NMD) says:

      Sorry VV – I have no idea why some get caught and some don’t. I’m flying solo on the admin side right now, so I don’t have anyone to clear the queue while I’m at work. Unless someone wants to step in and help, that’s the way it’ll be for a while.

  37. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    I will just put this here so there is no denying it when the reunion starts by Mrs Vanderfabulouslyforgetful

  38. Veena (NMD) says:

    All tweets cleared from moderation 🙂

  39. Veena (NMD) says:

  40. kendo says:

    T-Rex, I need your honest, direct advice. Can I email you or send you a dropbox link to answer a couple questions? Personal issue that I don’t want to post.

  41. kendographics says:

    This Euros show has me asking the question, when did straight men become so gay? Also the United States of American Flag is not a fashion statement, it’s not to be used as your personal graphic to do whatever you want to do with. Have some respect.

    • kendographics says:

      “America”
      Just in case you don’t know, I’m a 50 year old stressed out American male, who is gay, white, single and living in a small NC depressed city. Live in one and work in another..

    • Hi Kendo 🙂
      As a European immigrant, let me respond….
      1) I’m not sure to which “straight men” you are referring as “so gay,” but if it’s the European men on the show, all I can say is that I truly don’t feel that any of the cast members of any of the housewife shows represent all/ are “typical” Americans.
      2) The American flag in fashion – hmm. I think the flag, or graphics from it, shows up in lots of places that Americans use and/or wear – everything from paper cups to backpacks to face paint (ever looked at the audience at international sporting events?), and in fashion. Remember the (now referred to as) “iconic flag dress” by Catherine Malandrino from 2009? http://nyctrendspotting.blogspot.com/2009/02/trend-alert-catherine-malandrinos.html Or google “American flag in fashion” and click the shopping link. You just might be surprised. Maybe you were reacting because a European dared to use the US flag in some way?

      • I like your response. I should have listed Vanderpump Rules also. I watched the whole night and there seems to be gender swapping going on. The women are more dominant and controlling on both these shows and the one asked the guy if he’s gay and says no str8 man would wear that – I agreed.
        If you look up the rules for displaying the American Flag – you’re very limited to using it.
        The fashion statement was triggered by seeing those images on Euros, but that’s not where my thought process came from. I do graphic design and researched after 9/11, because it just looked weird the way people were hanging the flag. Stars top left in almost all cases. It’s not suppose to be clothing, Amway did shirts and jackets years ago.

  42. Cartwheels says:

    My reply went poof and now can’t find it so I am posting it here, it was regarding the not kicking Teresa while she is down for karma might pay a visit.
    I absolutely agree with the karma part and it is time for. Teresa to receive its visit. Teresa built her name with a table flip that happened when she was screaming t I the top of her lungs at Danielle about her criminal past that has happened 20 years ago , it didn’t matter to Teresa that Danielle’s daughters were in an ears shot, it didn’t matter to her that Danielle claimed she was young, stupid and felt in love with the wrong person, Teresa was not having it, she was outraged that a person with a criminal conviction had dared to be around her , Teresa took great pleasure in taking about Danielle’s criminal past at that reunion at thrown it in her face time and time again, yet now that karma is paying her a visit , she wants to be dealt with a completely different set of rules, she wants understanding of her condition of being a mother, she wants everybody to know she committed these crimes out of ignorance, better yet she wants to dictate to her cast mates that they better not dare mention it or she will take her toys and leave, basically she wants to direct the agenda, well that is just not how it works. Unbelievably she did all this while her husband and her were committing frauds right and left, talk about the not throwing stones when your house is made out of glass,
    Teresa knew that she had pled guilty to these crimes and that her legal issues were going to be her story line, got paid handsomely by it and cashed bravo’s checks with no problem yet during the reunion she doesn’t want to talk about it? Please
    Karma definitely is paying a visit to the Guidice’s and it was long overdue.

    • Orson says:

      I agree with you, but you have to understand, in the Teresaverse, it’s different when it happens to HER and if you can’t understand that, you’re just a Trehater.

    • T-Rex says:

      Cart- Brava!!! I also think it’s interesting that she wants everyone to be respectful of her children, when she wasn’t respectful towards Danielle’s children. I am not a Danielle supporter, but she was very young, on drugs and got caught up in a world that she left far behind, after her run-in with the law. She wore wires and helped to catch others to help law enforcement, and get a reduced sentence, went to rehab and never looked back. She did NOT continue to do things that would get her into legal troubles. ConvictFelonJuicy’s haven’t done ONE IOTA of what the courts have asked, with the exception of paying the 200.K that they were forced to pay, oh and I have read had they not paid that 200K they would have been jailed, that DAY, for contempt of court. They still DO NOT think they did anything wrong, and are aghast they are going to PRISON for crimes they PLED, not FOUND, PLED guilty to in a court of law. These two morons better get their crap together, because part of their “good behavior” time rests on them completing the work the courts have ordered of them. If they don’t, they will spend EVERY bit of that 15 months in Prison, and could face the possibility of being charged with more counts of tax fraud! Do they not realize they are on the FEDS radar, and it would give them supreme pleasure to re-charge these folks for more crimes?? Oh yeah, the Rules don’t apply to them, just ask them!

      • chismosa says:

        Rexy Id even venture to say Danielle’s daughters are doing very very well.
        No social media. No falling out of the clubs. Finishing schools. Not even falling into the modeling pit the eldest one could have very well gone into. She was more beautifil than even the Jenner/Kartrashian girl modeling now (with hardly a high school diploma)
        The younger daughter clearly liked to sing and we don’t hear about videos danielle has paid 10k to have made of her strutting around in.

        Go Danielle. 💫

        Prostitution who–ah done good.

    • chismosa says:

      Bravo Cartwheels I’m with you — excellent post.

      And big whoop if it’s Tre’s “family” talking about it – the original cast of this dumb show 3 out of the 5 ladies were related – so DUH to that.

      Great post 👏👏👏

  43. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    I’m wondering if something like this (the Teresa thing) happened to a bravolebrity that I didn’t like would I be as sympathetic as I feel I am to Teresa? I don’t think so-for example if Brandi was in the same situation I think I would be waaaayyyyyyyy less inclined to be understanding! If it were Kyle I would be wayyyyy more sympathetic!! We all have of faves and not so faves-some think Teresa’s is getting what she deserves and some think she needs to be left alone-I get both sides because I don’t love or hate Teresa. I feel sorry for her kids but I don’t feel so sorry for her and Joe because this is their punishment for what THEY DID. I feel understanding to the fact that she doesn’t want Kathy talking about it b/c I don’t want to hear Kathy talk about anything! Maybe if I liked Kathy I would say “who the hell does Teresa think she is telling Kathy not to say this or that”…but since I don’t like her I want to shut up about EVERYTHING!!
    I’m not sure why I felt the need to comment on all of this but it is what it is. Have a great day everyone!!!

    • T-Rex says:

      Jnntj- I totally get where you are coming from. I will say that I would still post everything legal I could find about any of the Ho-wives, regardless of whether I liked them or not, it’s good to get the public record out and about, I have to agree about Kathy Wakikiki it’s not her place to dis on her cousin, STFU, they are your family, they didn’t rip you off for money, nor did they do that to anyone in your family so why is she spewing the nonsense. Oh wait, it’s cause Bravo and MzAndy PAID her to do just that, look she wouldn’t have even been on that couch at the Reunion, if she hadn’t agreed to attack ConvictFelonTeresa, nor would she still be on the show, IMO.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I think the same about Kathy but people who like say she has every right to be there-if I liked maybe I would argue the same point? I don’t think so but I can’t really say because I don’t like her at all!! And I really really do not like Rosie-she was so much better before she let Bravo turn her into a joke.

        • Powell says:

          They were fired for a reason. IMO they should stay fired. No more bravo pay checks. It’s kinda a slap in the viewers faces.

    • Orson says:

      Sure, Jill. What you said makes a lot of sense. We each have HWs that we like and dislike. And that like/dislike biases our judgement of their behavior/actions. I figure as long as you can admit to yourself what your biases are, you’re okay.
      The thing is, it’s not very likely any post you make pro or con about a HW is going to change another poster’s mind if they don’t agree with you. So, we have to remember to agree to disagree with someone here.

      Except for JZ and more and more Brandi. We can all agree to hate them, can’t we?

    • Cartwheels says:

      Jill I understand what you are saying, but to me it is always a matter of principle. I have rooted for Teresa, I have defended her in her family feud, I have dragged the Gorgas, the Manzos, the Lauritas and the Wakiles through the mud for riding on Teresa’s back and for coming to a show to purposely air their dirty laundry. I was hoping that Teresa would get house arrest, I was convinced that somehow Teresa would be able to prove that this was all Joe’s doing and will kick him to the curb and become out of this ahead. I have been in denial about the nature of her involvement because I wanted so bad to believe she was innocent and somehow got involved in this out of sheer ignorance. This is why I have not commented on the Guidice’s case for the whole season, but when I found out that she would have gotten probation, not even house arrest but probation, if only she had been honest about her last declaration of assets statement but CHOSE not to, that until the very end she and her husband despite having accountants and lawyers have decided that they still could play their game and try to hide assets , that is when I was flabbergasted, that is when I went back and looked at the whole case that was posted on this blog, court documents and it became clear to me tha Teresa was not an innocent victim of her husband greed but a willing participant on these fraud schemes , that is when the rose colored glasses came out of my eyes. My reaction now is strong because I feel a fool for ever having defended her and supported her when all the time she was a willing complicit and partner of her husband frauds.
      I have some RH who I like, I like Kyle, Ramona, Bethenny, Kandi, Heather, Carole, Cinthya, and others to a lesser degree but believe me if any of them was accused, pled guilty of any of the crimes that the Guidice’s have pled guilty to, that would be it for me, I cannot and will not support a criminal no matter how like able they might be.
      Even until now I am hoping that Teresa will show real courage and will stop making excuses and finally admit her wrongdoings, instead what I have is a woman in deep denial who hides her head in the sand and who uses her daughters and her condition as a mother to protect herself. I don’t see any real courage in Teresa, going thru the motions while pretending nothing is happening is not real courage to me, to me real courage is to admit that you Messed up big time, apologizing to your parents, daughters but mainly apologizing to all the other victims of their scams, the small business owners, the workers, the tenants that the Guidice’s scams, I am not even worried about the banks or the IRS at this point, but those people who were directly affected by their greed, until teresa has the real courage to do that then I know she hasn’t changed, she won’t change because she still hasn’t figured out how what she did was wrong and criminal, as long as she has support of some people who due to her like ability give her a pass and excuse her crimes.
      When Teresa is strong enough to admit to herself and the world and truly apologize, I would be the first one back in her comer, unfortunately I doubt it will ever happen.

      • Exit4 says:

        You shouldn’t feel bad. Going back to the original fraud-I don’t think she was all that involved. Even if she was, it’s the lying on the bankruptcy and not having their act together at sentencing that created this. If you looked at this judges cases before, she is relatively lenient when her defendants say “yes I effed up”. In this kind of situation, you have to swallow your pride and save yourself. Because it was teresa AND Joe-the 2 of them needed to be honest with themselves and with each other (and their team) and work as a team to make it right. Their fear of losing their stuff-made them lose everything. As for her family-I think Joe and Melissa will be supportive, but Kathy and Ritchie are laughing their asses off! I don’t think they’re very sincere. I think Rosie cares though. She seems to like Joe.

    • Exit4 says:

      Your’re definitely right-you tend to feel less sympathy for people you don’t care for. But, it’s ok to feel sympathy for people that are affected by their actions. Her kids, her parents, his parents. They’re innocent and they deserve compassion. The problem really, is the overkill. If you read other sites and some of the comments, it’s actually sad. The level of hate and anger says waaaay more about the commenters then the Juicys. To spend that much time “seeking out hate” by choice (I stole that from Lainey) is pointless. Doesn’t change a thing. As far as the Juicys go-justice was served. Let it go! 🎶🎶

      As for Kathy-half the time I forget she exsists!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        The hate is strange-but people have accused me of hating Brandi and even Lisa. I don’t think I could bring myself to actually hate someone that I don’t really know-everyone knows Brandi gets on my last damn nerve but I don’t care about her enough to hate her or to seek out new reasons to hate her. I do however have plenty of time on my agenda to mock her and comment on her stupidity. So maybe it’s the same for people who do not like Teresa-like it’s her time in the hot seat and she’s finally getting what she deserves? As much as I do not enjoy Brandi I don’t want to see the fool suffer a loss of any kind-I would like someone to tell her to STFU and take a seat but that’s about all I need!! I don’t want her kids taken away or see her homeless or whatever else the haters say she “deserves”. I wouldn’t even begin to say such things about a person who doesn’t have a place in my life except for an hour a week on TV.
        As for Teresa if anyone is waiting for her to wake up and realize the error of her ways-don’t hold your breath-it’s not her way. She will go to prison and come out with the same attitude she went in with.

        • Exit4 says:

          Brandi makes it easy-she’s open with her crazy. I don’t want to see her homeless or anything bad either-but I would not be sad if she went away forever! I think you just point out that Lisa isn’t perfect in every way. 🎾🎾

          If teresa is going to change-prison will do it. If it doesn’t, I don’t know what will!

          • T-Rex says:

            Exit, hope you are right, but I really do not think it will change her at all. If you don’t acknowledge what you need to change, you can’t possibly change it. They both blame BRAVO for their issues and problems, they still to this day do not think they did anything wrong.

    • Powell says:

      I get how people can feel both ways but I think according to the laws they broke they deserve the sentence they’ve got. I feel bad for their kids, their parents, their families that are supportive because they don’t deserve it. Joe knew exactly what he was doing whetber he got tips from someone to do it or thought it up himself and thought he’d get away w/it.
      Tre and ALL of us have to understand that no matter how much you love and trust your spouse or family member s you can’t just go by blind faith in legal matters. Sometimes loved ones know what they are doing and sometimes they don’t but you have to understand and protect yourself. That’s just the way it is.
      If any other Bravolebrities, actor, public figure, etc did the same and there have been many, they would/do deserve what the law’s punishment is.

    • VV™ says:

      Apples and Oranges Jill 🍎🍊

      I call Kyle on her BS. I cannot stand how classless Brandi. 🍎🍊

      Kathy’s only story line is bashing Teresa OR Did I miss something else 🍎🍊

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        It’s not a matter of calling out on BS I don’t think-it’s more of a “I love/hate so and so and she doesn’t/does deserve to be called out. It’s not apples and oranges because lots of people get what they “deserve” or are served “karma”-it’s the way we view the karma that interests me.
        People can say they are calling Teresa on HER BS-it’s really the same apple-not an orange.

        • VV™ says:

          I don’t get the daily bashing. Perhaps, it’s projection. I don’t know what it is the need to repeat the same thing over and over and over again.

  44. T-Rex says:

    Okay so just to show folks who are questioning as to why I call DiabolicalDina a liar that re-writes history, I did some digging, here is an article “SHE GAVE” as to why she left the show, it had zero, zippo, nada, nein, nyet to do with her wacked-out sister in law or her sister DonCaro. There are more but here are the big two!

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/dina-manzo-left-real-housewives-danielle-staub-child-article-1.203211

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/dina-manzo-danielle-staub-99-cent-reason-quit-real-housewives-new-jersey-article-1.180836

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      When did Dina say she left b/c of Caroline and Jac? I thought she said didn’t come back before this season because of them-she said she came back this season because they weren’t going to be on.

      • T-Rex says:

        Someone posted earlier that she claimed she left the show due to WackyJac. I don’t twatter and Diabolical posts then deletes twats constantly.

      • Exit4 says:

        She may have claimed at the time it was due to Danielle-but I think Jac always played a role. It was just not talked about.

      • T-Rex says:

        Here is the first of the re-write of history. Again I went back to 2010 and not ANY article she gave for leaving had to do with her wackadooSisterinlaw or her sister. When she got mad at them, was later on, when they wouldn’t leave the show with her, see a pattern here, widdle baby Diabolical couldn’t get her way and threw another tantrum and cut her family off because they wouldn’t leave the show with her in solidarity. What Diabolical REALLY wanted was for the three of them to threaten to leave, so that Danielle would be ousted from the show, and they would ALL stay, that didn’t happen and widdle babypoo Diabolical took her toys and left. She also got mad that her BROTHER, no mention of her wackadoodleSIL, allowed Danielle in his home after she left the show.

    • Powell says:

      Yeah I remember. And did y’all catch “…the Brownstone that she owns with her husband.” I’m Albert and Tommy are the owners. I don’t even believe Caro is part owner.

      • T-Rex says:

        None of the Manzo wives are on any Brownstone documents, in fact again Diabolical doesn’t give the full truth she signed a PRENUP, wherein she isn’t even on the deed to her husband’s home, nor has any part of that ownership, there will be NO spousal support, they take out what they brought to the relationship, which is why she is in NO hurry to leave her husband, she takes nothing when she goes, except her shoes. Anything TwotimingTommy purchased is HIS, including her car. TwoTimingtommy, who has said in now two places I could find, and on the Reality show said he felt obligated, in the end, to marry Diabolical.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Hi T, I agree Dina is a total revisionist.

  45. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. 😁

  46. ladebra says:

    lmao

Comments are closed.